june 25, 2010. my friend and i have come to a silent understanding that, while out thrifting, if we see something the other collects or might like, we’ll pick it up. he has better luck at estate sales; i have better luck at thrift stores. so far, it’s been mutually beneficial. we tend to collect different types of vintage, so there’s not likely to be much bickering over pyrex bowls.
i was beyond excited when he called me at work to ask if i was interested in a vintage 8mm super-automatic tower projector, complete with more than ten reels of home movies for only five dollars. um, peering at strangers’ lives caught on film, not knowing what could show up from one frame to the next? yes, please. the bummer was that, after i came over, we discovered the bulb was burnt out. luckily, my parents might have an old projector bulb up for swiping, thus saving the thirty dollars it would take to purchase a new bulb on ebay. we have plans for a movie night, complete with popcorn and an outdoor viewing of the reels of somebody’s life.